As theological debates on sexuality and marriage become more and more central, many Christian denominations are being asked to clarify their views.
About 600 participants worshipped God together and reflected on the mission in Europe. Working groups were started in several areas.
About 600 people working among Arabs in Europe gathered in Milan (Italy) to attend the 2016 'Riseup Now' conference.
Arabic speaking and local Europeans Christians coming from 27 countries “were together echoing Isaiah's cry in Isaiah 64:1, that God will tend the heavens and come down, that those mountains challenging Europe will be shaken, and the Lord Himself will restore Europe's true calling as the bride of Christ”, the organisation said.
Arab missionaries to Europe were welcomed and encouraged to preach the gospel in the continent. “The Holy Spirit is now blowing back from the Middle East to Europe. In love and humility they welcomed each other, in an atmosphere in which the Lord's presence was almost tangible with tears in many eyes”.
3 seminars were held during the conference: “How to transform your church into a centre for refugees”, “Revival of the European youth. What is needed?” and "Unmasking Antichrist lies & ideology”.
A MISSIONARY MINDSET
The gathering lead to new working groups with refugees and “several prayer networks were born as people prayed together for their countries and cities.”
During the times of worship, participatns sang in English, German and Arabic: “From Malaga to Oslo, from Lisbon to Moscow… Europe for Christ.”
The next 'Riseup Now' prayer summit will happen in Stockholm (Sweden), 25-27 November 2016.